be in fine fettle

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be in fine fettle

To be in good physical and/or mental health. A: "I heard you had the flu last week, so how are you feeling now?" B: "I'm finally back in fine fettle, thank goodness!" I was in fine fettle for a while, but now that school is over I'm feeling pretty sad.
See also: fettle, fine
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The Ancients are in fine fettle after progressing to the semi-finals of the Welsh Cup with last week's fine 1-0 win at Welsh Premier side Aberystwyth Town.
PAULO SOUSA insisted Swansea City are in fine fettle heading into their final two games.
At the Banks's Stadium tonight Walsall would love to turn their big neighbours over and show they are in fine fettle following vast reshuffling since the shock resignation of manager Richard Money on April 22.
He said: "Muir have assembled an excellent side from far and wide but we are in fine fettle so I am confident.
The Moulton Paddocks trainer's horses are in fine fettle at the moment and this gelding by Lugana Beach went very close at Wolverhampton last time when trying a longer one mile one furlong contest.
But I think they both showed they are in fine fettle.